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Student Basic Needs

Student Basic Needs

What are student basic needs?

Basic Needs are the most essential resources required to achieve academic goals as a Texas Tech University student. Those needs include but are not limited to: food, housing, financial education, and basic living supplies (clothing, kitchen essentials, toiletries, etc.) 

The Texas Tech Basic Needs Work Group will provide access to available on campus resources and referrals to off campus resources in an effort to support a Texas Tech University student's persistence towards degree completion.  

Below is a listing of resources and services available via Texas Tech University, the City of Lubbock, Lubbock Community, or other external options. Please be advised, this is not an exhaustive list but a range of options.

Should you need additional assistance or support, please submit this REPORT FORMIf you are in need of immediate assistance, please call (806) 742-2984.

 

Child Care

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The university provides referrals to various community options. Please see the options available listed in the City of Lubbock Resources.

City of Lubbock Resources

Employment

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City of Lubbock Resources

Financial Counseling 

Texas Tech University Resources

  • Red to Black Peer Financial Coaching
    • Provides financial education and awareness to students through individual coaching sessions, presentations, outreach booths and resource referrals

City of Lubbock Resources 

  • Local Assistance Programs
    • Information on various charities, non-profits, churches, and government programs in Lubbock Texas

Financial Support

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  • Student Financial Aid
    • Provides sources to increase the university's affordability.  This may include scholarships, grants, student employment, student loans and waivers.
  • Scholarships
    • Administers Scholarships and Applications
  • Student Business Services
    • Process tuition and fee billing and assist with loans.
  • Book Loan
    • Eligible Undergraduate, Graduate, and Law students may apply for a Book Loan in an  amount less than or equal to $500 each semester.
  • Short Term Loan
    • Short term funding for college-related expenses
  • Raider Relief Fund
    •  Awards for eligible students to assist with continued enrollment.
  • Office of International Affairs
    • Provides scholarships, financial aid, and internship opportunities to International students

External Resources

Food Insecurity

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City of Lubbock Resources

  • South Plains Food Bank
    • Provides food for area hungry
      • *Citibus provides transportation M-F at 10:30am from the Downtown Plaza
  • Free Meal Options
    • Salvation Army 1613 Ave J (M-F Bfast 6am, lunch noon, dinner 5pm; Saturday & Sunday bfast 7am and dinner 5pm)
    • St. Benedicts Chapel 1615 28th Street (Monday-Saturday 5pm dinner)
    • FUMC 13th and Ave Q (Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday 12pm lunch)
    • Carpenters Kitchen 1810 Main (Sunday 12pm lunch)
    • Lubbock Impact  2707 34th Street (Wednesday 5:30pm)
    • Baptist Student Ministry 2401 13th Street (lunch Tuesdays 11:30-1pm) 

 

Housing Options

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City of Lubbock Resources 

Medical & Behavioral Health Services

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  • Student Health Services
    • On-campus medical care clinic exclusively for Texas Tech students
  • Student Counseling Center
    • Provides consultation and counseling services to students
  • Psychology Clinic
    • Training and research center that provides psychotherapy and assessment services to the University, Lubbock and neighboring communities
  • Family Therapy Clinic
    • Provides affordable, high quality therapeutic services to individuals, couples, and families of Lubbock and surrounding communities

City of Lubbock Resources

Tax Preparation 

Texas Tech University Resources

The university provides referrals to various community options. Please see the options available listed in the City of Lubbock Resources.

City of Lubbock Resources 

Transportation

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City of Lubbock Resources

Office of the Dean of Students

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